Chris Turner grew up in a little town called Ninety Six, SC. After graduation from Ninety Six High School. Chris decided to volunteer and serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps taught Chris a valuable lesson. Anything is possible if you truly want it bad enough. This would lead to the drive and ambition that he has until this day. Always having a special place in his heart for music, he purchased his first guitar in Okinawa, Japan. Taking guitar lessons from a fellow Marine and self teachings made a quick way to pass the time on the tropical paradise. All the while the only thing on his mind was getting to Nashville.
Chris made his way to Nashville in May 2010. " Driving in on I-24, I can remember saying to myself, That's a big town with alot of people - where do I start"? Chris would soon learn that Nashville is the biggest, smallest town in the country. "Nashville is a town where everyone knows everyone. I was told early on be careful, because you never know who you are talking to." Playing small restaurants and coffee shops with his guitar started his journey. "I can remember performing in a cafe north of town for two hours for two people. I made three dollars in tips that night. I still carry those three dollars in my guitar case to remind me of my first gig in town and how much of a reality check it was".
In April of 2011, Chris began work on his debut album titled "American Fighter" in Nashville at The Family Room Studio with the guidance of producer Dave Wilcox. "What a great experieince I was blessed to have some of the most sought after studio musicians play on my record. It was a very humbling experience to say the least." This particular project would lead him to meet one of the most accomplished songwriters in Nashville, Mr. Sam Tate. Sam's accreditations to name a few are, "Somebody" Reba McEntire, "Moments" Emerson Drive, and "If Your Going Through Hell" Rodney Atkins. After finishing his freshman project. As 2011 came to a close Chris was presented with an opportunity to present at the 2011 ICM Awards in Nashville, TN. There he presented the award for "Female Vocalist of the Year" to the winner Kali Rose.
In 2012, Chris kept a pretty busy schedule with his band The Porch Crickets. While performing at various festivals and nightclubs, Chris had the opportunity to open for Darryl Worley at the 2012 Nashville Connection-Heroes Jam in Greenville, SC. Chris was also invited to a local taping of the Chico and Bman TV show in Nashville to showcase his talent.
Now with 2013 underway, Chris has began work on his second Album "What I'm Talkin' Bout" and the track "The River Just Knows" will be the first single off the EP and will hit airwaves by mid-June. "I am really excited about this project. It has a new feel, new sound, and defines who I am as an artist. I was very fortunate to have country music legend T Graham Brown perform a duet with me on The River Just Knows. What an amazing talent he is. He brought so much soul and feeling to the song and was honored to have him be a part of it."
Chris' accreditation's include Greenwood County Star Idol Winner and Paramount Songwriter Contest Honorable Mention 2009. Chris has also auditioned for multiple talent contests such as The Colgate Country Showdown, Nashville Star, America's Got Talent, and Music City Madness.